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Slutter, the all-female KISS cover band, celebrates Taco Tuesday (Episode 83)

The all-female KISS tribute band Slutter jumps in the car for Taco Tuesday at El Comalito (2234 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647). We talk about: *Slutter history *How they…

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‘We disguise ourselves to protect the identities of our loved ones’ – Magic Sword and hot dogs (Episode 82)

This is a weird, brief and wonderful one: I’m joined at Fatso’s Last Stand by “The Keeper” from electronic band Magic Sword. Magic Sword is a full-blown concept: The band…

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Columbia College alum crushes it at Riot Fest (Live at Riot Fest)

By the time you hear this episode, Jessica Hernandez may already be an international superstar. It sure feels like it’s going to happen soon. The Detroit star turned heads and…

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The end of Dillinger Escape Plan (live at Riot Fest)

Greg Puciato from Dillinger Escape Plan talks about the end of the band just before he hits the stage at Chicago’s Riot Fest event! What does he think the band’s…

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Heligoats perform live, eat ‘Italian Beef pizza’ (Episode 79)

It’s another exclusive “backseat performance” as Chris Otepka of Heligoats plays two of the band’s best songs (My Camping Trip From Hell, Fish Sticks) live in the back seat of…

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From Joliet to DePaul to the WNBA: Chicago Sky star Allie Quigley (Episode 75)

Just last week, I watched an early rough of the Car Con Carne TV pilot. Simply put, I can’t wait for you to see it. In the meantime, here’s a…

Nathan Graham of Lucky Dutch on Car Con Carne with James VanOsdol
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A car-melting live backseat performance from The Lucky Dutch’s Nathan Graham (Episode 74)

You’re going to be blown away by this episode’s in-car performance (“It’s not the weirdest thing that’s happened in a car on Western Avenue”). No fair skipping ahead to hear…

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Michael McDermott performs and talks about success, addiction and redemption (Episode 70)

Michael McDermott is one of the greatest songwriters of the past 25 years. If you’re familiar with McDermott, you probably already know that Stephen King’s a fan (“Not since I…